Beijing Canal Culture Festival kicks off – Xinhua English.news.cn

Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival in Tongzhou district of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 8, 2022. The Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival 2022 kicked off Monday in Beijing’s Tongzhou District. . With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2022 shows the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Canal (International) Cultural Festival in Tongzhou District of Beijing, capital of China. The 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival kicked off in Beijing’s Tongzhou District on Monday. With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Actresses perform during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival in Tongzhou district of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 8, 2022. The Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival 2022 kicked off Monday in Beijing’s Tongzhou District. With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Visitors view exhibits during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Culture Festival in Tongzhou district of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 8, 2022. The 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Culture Festival Beijing 2022 kicked off in Beijing’s Tongzhou District on Monday. With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2022 shows the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Canal (International) Cultural Festival in Tongzhou District of Beijing, capital of China. The 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival kicked off in Beijing’s Tongzhou District on Monday. With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival in Tongzhou district of Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 8, 2022. The Beijing (International) Canal Cultural Festival 2022 kicked off Monday in Beijing’s Tongzhou District. . With a history of around 2,500 years, the Grand Canal is a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

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